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Self-actualization necessarily precedes liberation: In the spiritual literature it is as if the Integral — where one seeks enlightenment — is the only goal in life and one can attain liberation from any of the stages of life, which is not possible.

first there is a mountain, that is the Sensory. Then there is no mountain, that is the Recollective-Analytic. Then there is … this is the Symbolic-Existential. And at this stage of the Integral one has gone beyond even that, and … Continue reading

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“It is only then, turning downward our eyes in the face of the darkness and the seeming ‘end of times,’ that we can even notice our soul, our emotion, our connection with all and Everything, our true happiness, our actual heart expansion and love.”

Unplugging from the Matrix and Becoming Natural. Chapter 28 of *Prodigal Human: The Descents of Man* by Michael Adzema The Abyss and the Labyrinth Versus Redemption, Re-membering, Reconnection with Body, Realization of One’s Felicity in Life and One’s Real Self, … Continue reading

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*Warriors* … When we first began killing our conscience, our empathy — stoically repressing our bodies and its feelings … including any guilt come of the hurting of other beings — we were only then able to kill others…

  Would you say that Western civilization was bought with the “sacrifice” of the lives of indigenous peoples? Same thing. Ask them. Oh, that’s right, you can’t, we killed them. As always, we fail to see this issue clearly when … Continue reading

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if we had less of these prenatal feelings of trauma, we would less often create situations that mirrored them. More often, we would create our lives out of our earlier joy grids, arisen out of earlier times in the womb — embryo, cellular, blastocyst, BPM I, ovum…

  *Why Know This…In Case You’re Wondering* … The lesson to be taken from all this is not that our early life mirrors our adult, “real” lives. Something more important is being said: Having our lives suffused with these distorted feelings … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Transcendence:  The “Giving” of Sacrifice and the Patriarchal Ladder … Men Raise Themselves Upon the Bodies of the Murdered

. . The Fallacy of Transcendence:  The “Giving” of Sacrifice and the Patriarchal Ladder … Men Raise Themselves Upon the Bodies of the Murdered — Which is Chapter 38 of Dance of the Seven Veils 1  by Michael Adzema . … Continue reading

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Having experienced negative emotions growing up, we mistakenly think we need to deny our emotions to approach the Divine.

“God is not angry, vengeful, or any negative emotions, but since, having experienced mostly that and not being able to imagine truly wonderful positive emotions, we think we can approach the Divine by denying emotions as well. We wish to … Continue reading

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We make a mistake in denying our senses to foster spirituality: “We kill the God in us, thinking we are becoming more God-full that way.”

“Going outside of our pain, outside of the confines of thought created by our fears, we see that God, Life, Reality truly *is* glorious. And that includes being interesting. Divinity is not sensual because it is lacking in sensuality but … Continue reading

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